We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. We will 'stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places' as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation
Last night was our Multi Stake Seminary Graduation, which involved Ashton Liverpool and Manchester Stakes. Presiding was Elder Stephen C. Kerr with all 3 Stake Presidents on the stand.
Many of our Young Women were recognised for their achievement in completing the years study. We also had 2 graduates, Melissa Ferguson and Lucy Fletcher. Kim Williams received a Certificate of achievement . From the Young Men Joseph Walsh graduated.
The evening started at 7.30 but we had been asked to be their ready by 7.15. It seemed only Ashton stake got that message as we were the only stake there till about 25 past ! More did arrive though and by the time the meeting was under way the chapel at Manchester Stake centre was full.
The evening quickly developed a Scottish theme as our very own S&I coordinator Luke Kerr shared some thoughts and pointed out that we stand out even if we don't realise. He illustrated this by telling of his journey to Aberdeen to watch Celtic play. The day took a turn for the worse when he was forced to accept a ticket in the "wrong" end in order to see the game. He quickly realised that despite his best efforts he stood out ! Reminding us that we stand out as church members for all the right reasons.
After the business of recognising all of those who had qualified for a certificate this year, we heard testimonies from some of the graduates.
The final speaker was Elder Kerr who spoke on several subjects and told some funny stories including Luke as a 4 year old at a football match singing to the crowd "I am a child of God" while sitting on his dads shoulders in the queue. Elder Kerr also reminded our Young Men they had a Priesthood Duty to serve a mission, and spoke of his ancestors missionary work.
As with all church activities there were refreshment afterwards in the cultural hall.
If I have missed anything you liked about the evening feel free to add it in the comments below !